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Choosing an Appropriate Palestinian Monetary Regime

Money and Finance in the Middle East: Missed Oportunities or Future Prospects?

ISBN: 978-0-76231-216-0, eISBN: 978-1-84950-347-1

ISSN: 1094-5334

Publication date: 1 January 2005

Abstract

This chapter examines several viable monetary regimes including the introduction of a Palestinian currency operating under a managed float, a Palestinian currency operating under a currency board, a monetary union with Jordan, the status quo that permits the Jordanian dinar, Israeli shekel, and U.S. dollar as legal tender, and finally, dollarization coupled with the introduction of Palestinian coins. Each of these options is compared on the basis of whether or not it enhances macroeconomic stability, provides the benefits of seignorage, deters inflation, stimulates investment, and encourages fiscal and monetary discipline.

Citation

Ruehsen, M. (2005), "Choosing an Appropriate Palestinian Monetary Regime", Neaime, S. and Colton, N.A. (Ed.) Money and Finance in the Middle East: Missed Oportunities or Future Prospects? (Research in Middle East Economics, Vol. 6), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 183-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1094-5334(05)06009-7

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